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Education and Positions

2012 - present Assistant Professor in Psychology at Radboud University Nijmegen
   
2008 - present Research Scientist at the Center for the Decision Sciences, Columbia University
  Decision Science Fellow at Columbia University's Brain Imaging Center
   
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Amsterdam, Developmental Psychology
   
2005 - 2008 Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. E. U. Weber, Department of Psychology and the

Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia University
   
2004/2006 University of Zurich, Switzerland, PhD (Dr. phil.)
  Cognitive and Developmental Psychology

Thesis: Information integration in risky decision making. Developmental, cognitive, and

motivational aspects Insigni Cum Laude (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Friedrich Wilkening)
   
2000 - 2005 Research Fellow and Therapist
  Outpatient clinic for adolescence-related and substance-related disorders

Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland

 
1999 - 2005 Research and Teaching Fellow ("Assistent"), Department of Psychology, Cognitive and
  Developmental Psychology, University of Zurich
   
1999 University of Zurich, Switzerland, M.A. (lic. phil.)

Psychology, Psychopathology, and Biology

Thesis: Development of a computer-based questionnaire for the assessment of motivational variables (Advisor: Prof. Dr. Norbert Bischof)
 
 
 
Grants and Awards

2012 - 2016 1U01OH010414-01 The Impact of 9/11 on Youth: Mental Health, Substance Use, and Other Risk Behaviors; Consultant (PI Christina Hoven) (approx. USD 950,000)


2011 - 2012 R21 DA031975-01 Substance Abuse Disorders and Decision Making: A Pilot Imaging Study of Parents and Children; Consultant (PI Christina Hoven) (approx. USD 200,000)
   
2011 SRNDNA (Scientific Research Network on Decision Neuroscience and Aging) Methods Workshop: Multilevel Modeling (USD 480)
   
2011 Fellowship The Neuroscience of Risky Decision Making, Third Biennial Urie Bronfenbrenner Conference, Cornell University (USD 750)
   
2010 - 2012 Klarman Family Foundation Award in Eating Disorders Research Delayed Gratification: A biobehavioral characteristic of Anorexia Nervosa; Consultant (PI Joanna Steinglass) (approx. USD 400,000)
   
2009 – 2012 NSF SES – 0922743 Development of Dynamic Risky Decision Making: Behavioral Phenomena and Neural Underpinnings; Co-Investigator; with E. U. Weber and BJ Casey (approx. USD 250,000)
   
2007 – 2010 Individual Support for Advanced Researchers: Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant No. PA001 – 115327; approx. USD 135,000)
   
2007 – 2009 NSF SES – 0720932 Affective and Deliberative Risky Decision Making in Children, Adolescents, and Adults; Co-PI; with E. U. Weber and BJ Casey (approx. USD 89,000)
   
2007 Invited Guest Researcher, 'DICE' Lab (Bergen Laboratory for the Study of Decision, Intuition, Consciousness, and Emotion), University of Bergen, Norway (approx. USD 3,000)
   
2007 Travel Award for Young Researchers, Workshop Cognition and Emotion in Economic Decision Making, Rovereto, Italy (approx. USD 270)
   
2005 – 2007 Individual Support for Prospective Researchers: Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (Grant No. PBZH1 – 110268; approx. USD 68,000)
   






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